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Roger Federer: ‘Retirement doesn’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to..’



At 39, Roger Federer still tries to extend his career after a severe injury and play on a high level for a few more years. Born in 1981, the Swiss has been among the world’s best players for two decades now, claiming the first Masters 1000 crown in 2002 and adding the Wimbledon trophy to his tally 16 years ago.

After numerous rivals, challenges, significant victories and tough defeats, the Swiss is still hungry for more success despite staying away from the court for 13 months. Roger finished in the top-3 in 2019, winning the Masters 1000 crown in Miami and wasting two match points against Novak Djokovic in that epic Wimbledon title clash.

Roger Federer doesn’t think he has to win something big to retire in style.
Preparing for 2020, Roger spoke about the retirement plans and confirmed there are no set days or anything, as he still enjoys tennis a lot, together with his family that supports every decision he makes.

Also, the Swiss reminded that he doesn’t have to achieve something big before ending a career, illustrating how people can’t recall the last match of Stefan Edberg or John McEnroe, as it doesn’t matter that much.

On the other hand, it is easy to remember the legacy and achievements of the notable players, and that’s enough for Roger to put the pressure away from his back and stay focused only on the upcoming tournaments. “I have just started training.

I’m surprised I could walk the stairs as well as I have; my calves are killing me as I’m just getting back into it. The shock on the body is, I don’t want to say ‘immense,’ every time, but I’ve been on vacation for two weeks, and it is not easy to get into training mode.

I don’t think the retirement needs to be that perfect, that you have to win something huge… and you go, ‘OK. I did it all.’ It can be completed differently, as long as you enjoy it, and that’s what matters to you.

People, I don’t think, anyway, remember what the last matches of John McEnroe and Stefan Edberg, nobody knows that. They remember that they won Wimbledon and other big tournaments and conquered the ATP throne,” Roger Federer said.


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Question looms over Vanessa Bryant lawsuit against Los Angeles County: What does she want?



The widow of Kobe Bryant wants retribution for what happened last year after her husband and daughter died in a helicopter crash.

But what kind of retribution? And how much?

Vanessa Bryant is suing Los Angeles County, accusing county sheriff’s and fire department employees of improperly sharing photos of dead bodies from the site of the crash that killed nine, including the NBA legend.

As the case heads to trial in February, perhaps the biggest question hovering above it is what her goal is for it.


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Andy Murray’s wedding ring and shoes returned following Indian Wells disappearance



Andy Murray’s wedding ring and tennis shoes have been recovered after they seemingly disappeared in the California desert.

The three-time major winner is preparing for action at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and left his tennis shoes outside underneath his car to dry out overnight – but they were nowhere to be seen when he returned in the morning.

And it was only when his physio asked about his wedding band that he realised he had left the ring tied to his shoes.

In an Instagram video posted late on Thursday, which was shared on Twitter by the ATP Tour Murray said: “I just want to send a quick message to say a huge thanks for all the messages and also to everyone for sharing the story about the shoes and the wedding ring.

“(I) had to make a few calls today and chat to the security at the hotel and everything.

“Little update for everyone,” he said as he raised the shoes into view.

“Would you believe it, they still absolutely stink but the shoes are back, the wedding ring is back and I’m back in the good books. Let’s go.”

The shoes are back. 👟
The ring is back. 💍

Let’s go, @andy_murray!!! 💪#BNPPO21

— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 7, 2021

In an earlier post, Murray light-heartedly appealed for the return of the ring – to help him smooth things over with his frustrated wife.

He explained leaving his shoes to dry out under his car as “I have no balcony in my room and I didn’t want to leave them in my room as it would stink the room out”.

Murray married his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears in 2015 at Dunblane Cathedral. The couple now have four children.

The Scot is due to play France’s Adrian Mannarino in the first round at Indian Wells on Friday.


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NASCAR Star Has Brutally Honest Admission On Michael Jordan



Legendary Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan has a very commanding presence, both on and off the basketball court.

In recent years, Jordan has gotten involved in other sports, namely NASCAR. The NBA Hall of Famer is part owner of 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by Denny Hamlin.

The NASCAR team features Bubba Wallace and is adding Kurt Busch for the 2022 season.

Busch, a veteran NASCAR driver, had a brutally honest admission on his meeting with Jordan.

“I mean he is the GOAT. The situation, the way it all came together, it was this impressive meeting out in Sonoma earlier this summer. Right away, I got along with him. Just with the way he was chill but also presented this aura about him. ‘We will win. We are here to win. This is what this is about,’” Busch remembered in an interview with SiriusXM. “And it was like, ‘Yes sir.’ He’s like, ‘Don’t call me sir.’ I said, ‘Alright, let’s win.’”

Busch is excited to get going for 23XI Racing.

“It was just easy right away to piece together what the contract is,” he recalled. “Monster Energy was incredibly excited about it. Toyota, they were the ones behind the scenes, kind of pushing for a veteran to jump in the program and move the needle with 23XI. I’ve raced a long time for a lot of different legendary owners and Hall of Famers in NASCAR. MJ definitely has a different presence about him.”

The 2022 season should be a fun one.


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